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Jihad on Christian Church Tents by Raymond Ibrahim (Gatestone Inst.)

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May 15, 2016

  • After waiting 44 years, the Christians of Nag Shenouda were issued the necessary permits to build a church. Because of this, local Muslims rioted and burned down their church tent they had been using. Then, when a Christian allowed some of the congregation to use his home, a Muslim mob attacked it.
  • Sometimes when the mob does not torch the church tents, the authorities do it themselves: Egyptian police destroyed the tent structure of St. Joseph Church under the pretext that it was built without a license.
  • In Indonesia in 2012, the St. Johannes Baptista church tent was sealed off by authorities. The congregation had been using it since 2006 as a temporary location, as they had not received a church permit since they applied in 2000.
  • In Pakistan, Muslim students sprayed bullets on Christian homes, shouted, “Convert to Islam or leave this neighborhood,” and sexually harassed Christian girls as they left after services.

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